Scorpion Killers in the Wild - #10

A Spot of Science: Scorpion Killers in the Wild - #10

How meerkats teach their young to be scorpion killers. And, can you really catch a cold in the rain? Gus Sorola challenges Chris Demarais and evolutionary biologist Sally Le Page with some of the quirkiest science questions submitted by viewers. Brought to you by audible.com/letme ( http://adbl.co/2nop9UP )

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  • jprudnick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    as far as teaching related to food, do elephant's teach terraforming to a next generation or is the knowledge innate?

  • boen_robot

    4 months ago

    HOLD ON!!!

    There are flies that look almost like bees?!?!? I can't believe neither Chris or Gus was shocked at this revalation. I for one am stunned!

  • MyNameIsNest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    good lord. I really enjoyed seeing Chris on the RT Podcast for that span that he kept showing up for. BUT. GOOD GOD man. You throw him to the wolves on this show. You make him look like the social retard that he is. I love to hear Chris talk about things he's passionate about and silly jabs against him are always in good fun, but he's obviously a smart guy. I just really don't enjoy Chris on this platform. 

  • Molimo3

    4 months ago

    I understand that the reason that humans find big breasts attractive is that because of evolution, larger breasts indicate a better ability to nurse babies and therefore take care of offspring, but why do humans also find big asses attractive?

    • tahupierce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Wide birthing canal. Baby doesn't get damaged coming out and mom doesn't die in childbirth, two things that used to happen a lot. 


    • Molimo3

      4 months ago

      Makes sense tahupierce, thanks

  • matt_lech FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Sooo.... I want Chris and Sally to get together.....

  • strifee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    So someone explain to me why this isn't a full length podcast yet..

  • AutoPhox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    "...same thing, only one is twice as expensive as the other"

    Such a laboratorian thing to say! lol

  • Insanitium FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    A ladybug went in my mouth once while I was eating a snack in a ladybug infested shack. It took me 15 years to like that brand of snacks again because of how much the ladybug traumatized me.

  • blancpage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ModerateOccasionallyPoor

    4 months ago

    I thought it was down to the structure of the rhinovirus - that its casing was more penetrable in higher temperatures, and so with the advantage of a cooler environment meant a higher chance of survival for the virus

  • ASimpleCup FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Smeegs

    4 months ago

    "Do Deers like, mama bird?"
    New T shirt.

    • adrianragot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Lol it made me think of other mammals mama birden, like if horses did that it would look horrendous.

  • AirJim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I fast forward through Chris' answers

  • shawncouch88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I don't know if they filmed them all on the same day or Chris just always wears the same shirt.. Gus and Sally change shirts from time to time, but Chris is ALWAYS wearing that shirt..

  • tahupierce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Sally's gripe about the cost difference of rats and mice makes me wonder how many animals her lab kills in a year. 

    • SamuelF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      You don't have to kill to test

  • Dinaaa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I don't know why, but this is the only show where I notice how quiet the studio is. Not sure if some BG music would help or be distracting.

  • PrincessRyry FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Studious Student Studyin

    4 months ago

    I think it would be cool if you guys did a similar show to this (or the same one) but change up the subject matter. Like season 1 is science with Sally, season 2 is political science, season 3 is criminal justice, season 4 is...So on and so forth. 

    • tahupierce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Now that'd let the loonies out of the bin... Unfortunately to a large minority there aren't really political science "facts" anymore, because having expertise is seen as taking a side in and of itself. 

      Much safer to stick with mundane and clear-cut questions that allow Chris to be funny and Sally to be informative. 


    • singingcas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      This is a cool idea - I guess Rooster Teeth needs more expert friends to use on shows! :)

  • FlamingIceGiant FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I didn't realize meerkats were so cool.

  • Monokite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    So a Meerkats right of passage is to kill and eat scorpions? That's pretty badass

  • SnailsOnMopeds FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SnailsOnMopeds

    4 months ago

    The format change really helped this show out. I've enjoyed every episode since.

    • MyNameIsNest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I enjoy the format change, in the sense that Sally and Gus are on the same set. I very much dislike that Chris is a part of the show now. Not only does he rarely have anything meaningful to add to the discussion, but  it's just downright mean to position him as the less intelligent cast member to somehow give a sense of "relatability" to the audience.